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Pair of Silhouette Portraits of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Yarrow of Philadelphia

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
469
Sold for:
$267$225

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Silhouette Portraits of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Yarrow of Philadelphia, Augustus Day (ac. 1800-c. 1845), Philadelphia, c. 1834, each signed "DAY FECIT" under busts, the sitters identified in inscriptions on the reverse; the painted silhouette likenesses with gray-blue painted gouache details, with old Withington's "Emerson Greenaway Collection" auction label affixed to the back, (foxing, minor toning), 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 in., in matching period mahogany veneer frames.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Philadelphia, Thomas J. Yarrow, Augustus Day, Book collecting, Silhouette

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